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2021
Guide, user guide or guidelines

This decision aid can be used with your doctor to help you decide whether to use antibiotics when you or your child has a sore throat.

2021
Guide, user guide or guidelines

This decision aid can be used with your doctor to help you decide whether to use antibiotics when you or your child has acute bronchitis.

2021
Fact sheet or brochure

This decision aid can be used with your doctor to help you decide whether to use antibiotics when your child has a middle ear infection.

2021
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The guide was developed to support standardised national surveillance and reporting of healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection (HA-SABSI) by Australian hospitals. It supersedes the Commission's 2016 Implementation Guide for Surveillance of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia

2021
Fact sheet or brochure

Antibiograms are tables of antimicrobial susceptibilities compiled according to a specific set of standards. The information provided supports clinicians working with their local antimicrobial stewardship teams to improve clinical practice in regard to infections. 

2021
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The APAS – OrgTRx Quick Reference Guide provides instructions for APAS contributors on how to create and export formatted antibiograms. 

2021
Fact sheet or brochure

This fact sheet provides users with information on the alignment of the actions and criteria from the 2017 Preventing and Controlling Healthcare-Associated Infections Standard (2017 Standard) to the 2021 Preventing and Controlling Infections Standard (2021 Standard).

2021
Guide, user guide or guidelines

This document provides an overview of the protocols and procedures relating to the operation of CARAlert and describes the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders involved with the system.

2021
Fact sheet or brochure

The AURA priority organisms list was developed by the Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Australia (AURA) National Coordinating Unit (NCU) at the Commission in 2015, and reviewed in 2019. The list of priority organisms guide data collection for the AURA Surveillance System and reporting of resistance in Australia.

2021
Fact sheet or brochure

Older people are more vulnerable to infections and can have different patterns of antimicrobial resistance than younger adults; are more likely to be taking other medication that can interact with antimicrobials; and, can experience more severe side effects from antimicrobials.